Information Sheet: MG
MG STANDS for Morris Garages, which was the Oxford distributor for Morris cars; co-incidentally, it was also owned by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield. When Cecil Kimber became its general manager in 1922, the firm started modifying standard Morris Cowleys, lowering the chassis and fitting more sporting bodywork.
By 1924, Morris Garages was advertising the "MG Special four-seater Sports", and had incorporated the famous octagonal badge into the copy. Old Number One was the first MG sports car, but it was the 48th body built for Morris Garages by one firm, Carbodies, since 1924.
Morris Garages outgrew its home three times before moving to Abingdon in 1929, by which time it had been renamed the MG Car Company. During the early 1930s, MG became synonymous with the term "sports car", and its road cars were promoted by successful racing forays. Then, for fiscal reasons, Morris sold his private companies, including MG, to Morris Motors in 1935.
Purists argue that MG was never the same again. There was less variety in the products, racing activities were limited, and placing the MG badge on BMC saloons such as the Morris Oxford and 1300 would have been anathema to Kimber. Realists would point out that even after Kimber's death in 1945, fine, affordable sports cars such as the TC, MGA, Midget and MGB continued to be built, and it was only British Leyland's appalling management that sullied a great name in the 1970s.
Car production was stopped at Abingdon in 1980. From 1982 to 1990, the MG name was applied to re-badged and tuned Maestros, Montegos and Metros, but MG enthusiasts were cheered by 1992's RV8 and have more to celebrate with the introduction of the mid-engined MGF, which draws heavily on the corporate parts bin. Back to the beginning, really.
There are new and used MG dealers located in , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth (most suburbs) and regional Australia. Most dealers also deal some other make at the same dealer. Few dealers offer a worthwhile Car Insurance for your MG, however.
Current MG for sale in Australia right now:
Used (private sale or dealers sale) cars
If you buy a used MG, we strongly recommend car insurance for your MG too.
MG Extended Warranty
MG comes with a factory warranty provided by the manufacturer. After the factory warranty has expired, you need to purchase and extended warranty for your MG. Things to look out for when buying an extended warranty are:
- That you are not forced to service your car at a particular dealership. This can become very costly otherwise.
- That the warranty covers both parts and labour.
It is prudent to ensure you get the lowest price for your new MG, and the best place in not from your local MG dealer - you get the lowest prices in , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and regional Australia by avoiding dealers and using Carbroker.com.au for MG model years: 2018. Lowest price guaranteed! You will save thousands compared to what most people pay at the dealers in the suburbs. You will also save even more if you have a trade in! Remember there's no second chance when you buy your new car!
I hope you found this Fast Facts of use! We may add a price list to this list too, but price lists are only used as an initial guide to the price of the new MG: ZS, GS, MG3; since even your local MG dealers in suburbs around , Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth or regional Australia will be able to beat the list price on any new MG. Good for budgeting purposes, though. Check our Fast Facts on other makes too!
And remember we deal with fleet sales too! We cater for any option and accessory, including such things as a sun roof, window tinting, towbar, and many other things (same as your dealers). Whether you're in the eastern, western, northern or southern suburbs, there's sure to be dealers ready to take advantage. Also note that we can do Car Insurance for MG
Get a discounted price on a new MG!
Our other makes
Car buying tricks are unecessary when we do the negotiating for your new MG. Anyone who needs to get a lower price (and avoid the car dealers games) should use our service. Pick a make to see what models are availaible. We also do car insurance on the makes listed below.